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Bob Gates blasts Obama for deceiving public on role of combat troops in Iraq and Syria

Washington Times - ‎May 19, 2016‎
U.S. commanders believe that a recent wave of bombings in Iraq may signal a shift in tactics by the Islamic State, determined to rebound from a series of battlefield losses and hoping that attacks in the capital will distract already divided Iraqi ...
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ISIS Military Commander Killed in Fallujah Airstrike

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
An American airstrike has killed ISIS's top commander in Fallujah as the Iraqi military presses forward with its offensive against the ISIS-held city.
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Ex-soldier who lost a leg in Iraq reaches the top of Everest

USA TODAY - ‎May 24, 2016‎
An Army veteran who lost his leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq reached the summit of Mount Everest on Tuesday, becoming the second combat amputee to climb the mountain in six days, according to a veterans group that sponsored the expedition. Chad Jukes ...
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Fallujah offensive: Thousands of civilians trapped - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The UN and humanitarian organisations are concerned over the fate of some 50,000 civilians trapped in Fallujah, a town situated west of Baghdad and the site of an Iraqi army offensive. Speaking to Al Jazeera from Baghdad, the Norwegian Refugee ...

Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq

Stars and Stripes - ‎3 hours ago‎
Obama's comments Friday appeared to be the first time that the president himself has acknowledged them as combat deaths. “These three men were killed in combat while they were supporting local forces in Iraq,” Obama said. “They gave their lives to keep ...

Cadets make over home of mother whose soldier son died in Iraq

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Marina Vance arrives to see the new landscaping by volunteers done as part of a Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City project on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts

KITV Honolulu - ‎4 hours ago‎
May 22, 2003 - The United Nations Security Council approves a resolution acknowledging the U.S. and Great Britain's right to occupy Iraq. July 22, 2003 - Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, are killed by U.S. forces. December 13, 2003 - Saddam ...

Combat-related deaths go on long after wars end | Di Ionno - ‎10 hours ago‎
Then he joined the Army in 2006 and was part of the Iraqi surge of 2007, when 20,000 additional American troops were sent to fight advancing jihadists and quell sectarian revolts. Burke was part of a field cannon crew in the violent Kirkuk region ...
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Middle East|Yes, ISIS Is Losing in Iraq. No, It's Not in Its Death Throes.

New York Times - ‎May 17, 2016‎
As familiar as the last week of violence in Baghdad - more than 200 killed since last Wednesday - might seem to those who have watched Iraq over the years, this is not business as usual here. The American history in Iraq tells us that successful ...
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This Memorial Day, Remember This: American War Doesn't Work

Paste Magazine - ‎10 hours ago‎
Do you ever get the feeling that most people in America have forgotten about Iraq and Afghanistan? We've been sending our military off to kill and be killed in Muslim countries for almost 15 years now, and people have gotten desensitized to it, like ...

A legacy of war and human folly

Philippine Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 2008, Barack Obama dramatically won the US presidential election by pledging to end the two highly costly American wars of aggression-intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq. Declaring a borderless “war on terror,” ... (The high-value targets were Al ...

US Pads Defense Industry Profits By Arming Both Sides In Conflict

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
While exporting death by bombing nations around the world, the U.S. also does a brisk business in the international weapons market, making it the world's top arms exporter.
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CBS poll: Plurality of Americans now disapprove of decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan

Hot Air - ‎4 hours ago‎
For added fun, remind the younger poll respondents that the American deaths would have had obvious ripple effects on the U.S. population over succeeding generations, raising the question of whether many of them would be alive to take the poll if not ...

Soldier's widow killed in DeSoto County car crash

WDAM-TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stovall-Frady's first husband, First Lieutenant Matthew Stovall, died in Iraq in 2004; he was DeSoto County's first Iraq War casualty. In the wake of his death, Stovall-Frady created The Stovall Foundation. The foundation raises money for military ...
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New Memorial Honors Mass. Service Members Killed Since 9/11

WBUR - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gov. Baker spoke movingly as he told the stories behind two of the names on that memorial, because they came from his hometown of Swampscott.
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Solemn service on Common marks losses in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Boston Globe - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The flags honor military members from Massachusetts who have died on active duty since the Revolutionary War.
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Attacks on Health Workers Killed Nearly 1000 in 2014-15, Says WHO Report

The Wire - ‎15 hours ago‎
... civil war since 2011, had the most attacks on hospitals, ambulances, patients and medical workers, accounting for 352 deaths. The Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, as well as Iraq, Pakistan and Libya, followed. ... The casualty ...
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Why the US Dropped Its Demand That Assad Must Go

CounterPunch - ‎15 hours ago‎
Are the Kurds supposed to fight their way into Raqqa and when Isis has turned tail and run across the Iraqi border, to fight on against the Syrian government army and its Lebanese militia allies and its Iranian allies? Has anyone in northern Syria ...
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Emotional Photos Show The Real Reason For Memorial Day

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Every year on Memorial Day, the nation remembers those who've died while serving our country. The day is marked in somber ceremonies and celebrations around the U.S., offering photographers a chance to capture the quiet moments of people spending ...

Dead body politics: what counting corpses tells us about security

OUPblog (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
For example, AirWars traces the number of civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria by coalition airstrikes. The US government confirmed 42 civilian deaths in 26 incidents from August 8, 2014, to April 27, 2016. In that same time, AirWars estimates that in ...